Leadership can be defined in so many different ways, but I like to define leadership as “A powerful person who has the ability to guide or influence others in a group”. Every person has the ability to be a leader, but not every leader knows how to be a leader. I have seen so many different leadership styles in my experience as a team captain, coach, supervisor, manager, facilitator, husband, and father, but the one characteristic that has separated the successful leaders from the rest has been organization.
Organization in my eyes is “Planning, arranging, structuring, and communicating so that everyone can be successful”. While this might sound like a simple or easy concept, applying this concept can be very difficult and time-consuming, and some leaders are not willing to devote the necessary time or energy into ensuring their team is set up for success. Those leaders are then forced to focus on ensuring the day-to-day tasks are accomplished, rather than be able to devote their time and energy on future planning. On the flip side, the leaders who have dedicated their time towards ensuring that their team is properly prepared for the present can now focus on driving their team towards success the following week, month, and year.
While I cannot guarantee that all of these concepts will be applicable to you, our hope at Empower Leadership is that you are able to utilize some of these ideas to help build yourself into a stronger and more efficient leader in your school, business, organization, and community, and we are here to help you in any way that we can!